Have you had your dose of fluoride in your water today? According to the 2013 Delta Dental of Illinois Children’s Oral Health Survey, 64% of caregivers say bottled water is better than or equally as good as tap water for children’s oral health. This opinion is at odds with evidence-based dentistry and more than six… More »
Bad breath is no joke. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to stop stinky breath before it starts. Here’s how you can avoid being an April Fool every day. Watch what you eat You probably already know that certain foods can give you foul breath long after the plates have been cleared…. More »
Oral cancer can have many causes, including genetics, lifestyle factors such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, infections, or environmental exposures like excess sun. Although you can’t control the genes you inherit, you do have control over lifestyle choices and sun exposure. In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to find… More »
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Ever experience a painful burning sensation radiating from inside the chest? Well, that’s good old heartburn. And persistent symptoms, more than twice weekly, may be a sign of acid reflux (officially Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease, or GERD). However, not everyone with GERD suffers from heartburn. In fact, you may have GERD and not even know it.
It’s Spring Break – a time for families to pack up their suitcases and spend a nice long week together. Everyone wants to avoid the dull and dreary routine of everyday life when they’re on vacation. But that doesn’t mean you can slack off regular brushing and flossing. Good dental habits ward off plaque, a… More »
With the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act last June, it’s clear how consumers access health benefits will change drastically. What isn’t changing is Delta Dental of Illinois’ commitment to its mission of improving the oral health of people of Illinois. We will continue to pursue this mission by providing affordable benefit plans… More »
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and you might soon be tempted to imbibe in a pint of green beer. Before you take your first swig, keep in mind the trouble you might cause in your mouth. Tooth decay is a big problem related to alcohol consumption because of the sugars and acids… More »
Delta Dental’s Effective Discounts Lead the Industry ”Size of Delta Dental’s Network Results in Nation’s Best Effective Discount” Recent data from NetMinder reaffirms that Delta Dental has the largest network of dentists in the nation, just as it has since 1954. The Delta Dental Premier® network features 80 percent of dentists nationwide.
The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is committed to improving children’s oral health in the state. Here are a few ways the Foundation helps. Land of Smiles Throughout the month, thousands of pre-k through third-grade students in Illinois elementary schools will enjoy “Land of Smiles,” an educational oral health program that teaches proper brushing and… More »